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  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 11.6. Alarm Companies [7590 - 7599.80]

  ( Chapter 11.6 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )

ARTICLE 10. Alarm Company Operators—Qualifications and Examination [7599 - 7599.10]
  ( Article 10 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an applicant for a qualified manager certificate for an alarm company operator license shall:

(a) Have had at least two years’ experience in alarm company work or the equivalent thereof as determined by the director.

A year’s experience shall consist of not less than 2,000 hours of actual compensated alarm company work performed by each applicant preceding the filing of an application.

Applicants shall substantiate the claimed years and hours of qualifying experience and the exact details as to the character and nature thereof by written certifications from employers on forms prescribed by the director, subject to independent verification by the director as he or she may determine. In the event the applicant is unable to supply a written certification from an employer, the applicant may offer such other written certifications as may be properly considered by the director. In addition, applicants shall supply such evidence for consideration, as may be required by the director.

(b) Be at least 18 years of age.

(c) Complete and forward to the bureau an application for a qualified manager certificate for an alarm company operator license, which shall be on a form prescribed by the director. The application shall be accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant, measuring 11/4″ by 11/2″, with a face size no greater than 1″ by 11/4″, and two classifiable sets of his or her fingerprints.

(d) Pass the required examination.

(e) Pay the required application and examination fees to the chief.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 876, Sec. 47.)


The director shall issue a qualified manager certificate to any person meeting the requirements of Section 7599. The certificate shall be posted, along with the alarm company operator license, in a conspicuous place at the principal place of business.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


Examinations shall be given at least once every other month at such places and on such specific dates as the director may from time to time determine and fix.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


In order to be eligible for an initial examination, an applicant shall have completed and filed his or her application together with the application fee prescribed by this chapter in the office of the bureau in Sacramento, California, and have his or her experience independently verified by the bureau, not later than 30 days prior to the next scheduled examination date. Applicants shall not be scheduled until a thorough investigation has been concluded by the bureau. Applicants whose applications are not completed and filed within the time limits of this section may, at the discretion of the director, be scheduled for the next scheduled examination.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 876, Sec. 48.)


If an applicant fails to pass an initial examination or fails to appear as scheduled for an examination, he or she shall not be eligible for any subsequent examination except upon payment of the reexamination fee for each subsequent examination, accompanied by a completed application for reexamination duly filed within the time limits and conditions relating to applications for original examinations provided in Section 7599.6.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


All applicants shall be examined concerning their competency, experience, and qualifications by the chief. The chief may take testimony of anyone in regard thereto under oath.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


If an applicant fails to complete his or her application within one year after it has been filed, or fails to take the examination within a one-year period after becoming eligible therefor, the application shall be considered to be abandoned. An application submitted subsequent to the abandonment of a former application shall be treated as a new application.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


Every qualified manager certificate issued under this chapter shall be subject to the same renewal provisions which apply to an alarm company operator license as set forth in Sections 7593.11, 7593.12, 7593.13, and 7593.14.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)

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